44th Annual Public Safety Awards Luncheon

March 16, 2018 - 11:00am - 2:00pm

Bethesda North Marriott Hotel and County Conference Center
5701 Marinelli Road - Rockville, MD 20852

 “I can’t tell you how impressed I was by the 43rd Annual Public Safety Awards Luncheon [on March 31, 2017].  The fanfare brought to the opening ceremonies by the marvelous Montgomery County Firefighters Pipes and Drums set the tone for an inspirational afternoon.  Listening to the honorees’ stories of trial and valor left no one in the room untouched.  The event served as a reminder of how thankful we are to have such men and women keeping us safe.  The SAMS team was proud to be part of it.” - Staci Redmon, Strategy and Management Services (SAMS)
Another tremendous event! Very well done by all - many thanks Steve! -Terry Kenny, TD Bank
This event made me and all my guests feel like we are all part of something important. I don't know how anyone could leave that event and not feel moved by the stories. I am proud that our Chamber makes this possible. - Kenny King, The Ezra Company
You did great as usual. There wasn’t a dry eye at our table. What a powerful year at the Public Safety Awards. - Stacey Holsinger, Shapiro & Duncan, Inc.
I just wanted to thank you all for such a great event today, …. The awards ceremony was very moving, the crowd was great, and on a 1-10 scale this year’s event was about a 12.5 in my book.   Well done!  And Thank YOU! - Richard Parsons
This afternoon was amazing!  My dad and two of my brothers were in different branches of law enforcement.  I love this event.  I read every story and cried over the happy endings.  It’s a wonderful event for our community and I thank you so much for finding me a seat to be a part of it again this year. - Yolanda Johnson Pruitt, J.D., Montgomery County Public School Educational Foundation, Inc.
Amazing! If possible it seems to get better each year. Congratulations!!!
Great work. Thanks to all. I heard many compliments. -  Assistant Police Chief Luther Reynolds


44th Annual Public Safety Awards NEWS

  • 2018 EMCEES ANNOUNCED! Leon Harris and Eun Yang, News Anchors, NBC4 Washington, DC will read all valor award presentations.

  • The Honorable Ike Leggett will receive the MCCC Public Safety Champion of the Year Award

  • Suburban Hospital Level II Trauma Center will receive the MCCC Public Safety Corporate Vital Link Award - Presented by TD Bank

  • Public Safety Agencies who helped the Montgomery County Department of Police solve the Lyons Disappearance Case to receive the MCCC Public Safety Government Partner of the Year Award - Presented by Motorola Solutions







43rd Annual Public Safety Awards Luncheon - RECAP

On March 31, 2017, the Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce (MCCC) assembled over 1,100 business, government, and public safety leaders at the 43rd Annual MCCC Public Safety Awards Luncheon to thank the brave men and women who protect our community 24/7.

The event culminated with a video showing dramatic body camera footage from the August 2016 Flower Branch Apartment fire where MCPD and MCFRS worked tirelessly to save and protect lives. Video can be viewed here.

See photos

In total, there were

  • 21 Valor Award Recipients for 8 incidents,
  • 3 Unit Citations and
  • 1 MCCC Public Safety Community Service Award.

Incidents were presented by emcees Aaron Gilchrist, NBC News4 Anchor, and Erika Gonzalez, NBC News4 Anchor.  See the full list of Valor Award Winners in the press release. Stories of each incident are included in the program book.

Other awards included:

MCCC Public Safety Government Partner of the Year
The United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Maryland accepted by United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein

The MCCC Public Safety Corporate Vital Link
Coalition of Ignition Interlock Manufacturers: Intox-a-lock, LifeSafer, and Smart Start

MCCC Public Safety Champion of the Year
Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD)





Public Safety Scholarship Fund

The Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce Community Foundation (MCCCF) supports the Public Safety Scholarship Fund at Montgomery College to fund the studies of students who are children of current or past Montgomery County public safety professionals or who are studying to pursue a career in public safety.

The Public Safety Scholarship at Montgomery College is your opportunity to make a difference in the lives of students and families who are giving their lives to the safety of our community.

For more information and to donate, visit www.mcccmd.com/foundation



MCCC Strategic Partners